Juvenile and Children's Law Section

This section provides a forum for lawyers who deal with juvenile and children’s law. It produces CLE courses related to this practice area, distributes a newsletter to section members, and works toward improving juvenile justice and children’s law.

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CASA Director Takes New Position in Georgia

Suzanne Wisdom, executive director of CASA of Bradley/Polk County, is leaving to become executive director of CASA in Savannah, Georgia. “I’ve learned a lot about having faith – that if you just keep doing the work, it would work out,” Wisdom said about her work. The CASA board is currently seeking Wisdom’s replacement. CASA volunteer and law student Andrea Chase has been appointed as interim director, the Cleveland Daily Banner reports.

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Nashville Peer Court Educating Students, Saving Money

Davidson County Juvenile Court Judge Shelia Calloway conducted training at Lipscomb University in Nashville for her court’s Peer-Driven Youth Justice program, which offers an alternative to juvenile courts. Participating students learn about court proceedings including courtroom etiquette and sentence determination. Calloway estimates that the program has saved more than $1 million by keeping juveniles out of the court system. The AOC has more on the story.

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